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Baal

Bertolt Brecht
Švandovo Theatre Ensemble

An original road movie about the way to hell. Baal will enter every place and everyone. It is impossible to avoid him.

Show Length: 1 hr 40 min without intermission
Director: Marek Němec
Cast: David Punčochář, Jacob Erftemeijer, Eva Josefíková, Tomáš Petřík / Tomáš Pavelka, Martina Krátká, Andrea Buršová, Marek Pospíchal, Barbara Lukešová, Tomáš Červinek, Miroslav Hruška
Premiere Date: 19. 3. 2016
Derniere Date: 5. 6. 2017

Alcohol, sex and a weid companion. Pubs and cabaret trips, but also resting out in the open. Baal is a sensitive, talented poet but also a criminal. He hates the hypocritical society and yet cannot live without it. He shows off his freedom, while falling deeper into his own addictions. He keeps on moving...into cities, woods, mountains, leaving behind a scene of devastation. Yesterday is gone. He hopes at least. And when time and remorse catch up with him, all he needs is to get drunk, sleep and move on. Or to sing even. It's hard to say whether it is just an original road movie or a road leading straight to hell.

The atraction of the dark side of talent but also a revolt against conventions. Everyone can think it but only Baal will actually do it.

Bertolt Brecht wrote his first play in his twenties. Sharp, unrestrained, inconsidered. Later on, he worked on a version theatres would be willing to put on stage... 

Kindly note that actors smoke during the show!

CHARACTERS AND CAST
BAAL: David Punčochář
EKART: Jacob Erftemeijer
JOHAN: Marek Pospíchal
ŽOFIE, MAJA: Eva Josefíková
OTHER CHARACTERS: Martina Krátká, Andrea Buršová (originally Marta Dancingerová)Barbara Lukešová, Miroslav Hruška, Tomáš Červinek, Tomáš Pavelka / Tomáš Petřík

PRODUCTION TEAM
TRANSLATION: Ludvík Kundera a Rudolf Vápeník
DIRECTOR: Marek Němec
DRAMATURGY: Martina Kinská
STAGE DESIGN AND COSTUMES: Agnieszka Pátá-Oldak
MUSIC: Ivan Acher
CHOREOGRAPHY: Andrea Opavská
PRODUKCE: Jitka Dvořáková, Václav Hodonický
STAGE MANAGER, ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR: Blanka Popková

References

Baal se směje smrti do očí

Lenka Kašparová, EuroZprávy.cz More

Bůh poživačnosti chrlí nádherné verše i zcela sprosté skutky

Tomáš Šťástka, idnes.cz More

Putování po barech s Baalem

Tereza Košťálová, divabáze.cz More

Divadlo žije! Rozhovor s Markem Němcem

Česká televize More

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